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22 November 1996 - USAF

Lockheed HC-130P Hercules, registration 64-14856, crashed into sea following fuel starvation off the coast of Cape Mendocino, CA, USA.


This is a photo of the actual accident aircraft.


Transcript of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)

MP-MISHAP PILOT
MIP-MISHAP INSTRUCTOR PILOT
MN-MISHAP NAVIGATOR
MF-MISHAP FLIGHT ENGINEER
MLI-MISHAP LOADMASTER I
OAK- OAKLAND CENTER

1843:45 MF- WE'VE GOT A PRETTY GOOD TORQUE FLUX ON NUMBER 1

1843:48 MIP- OH YEAH

1843:51 MP- IT'S OFF AUTOPILOT...WHAT'S GOING ON HERE

1843:53 MP- NUMBER ONE

1843:54 MF- NUMBER ONE TIT IS GOING TO SHIT, FUEL FLOW JUST WENT TO SHIT

1844:02 MF- THAT SHOWS

1844:03 MP- BOTH OF THESE

1844:03 MF- THEY'RE ALL GOING TO SHIT

1844:07 MP- WE'VE GOT SOME KIND OF A BLEED AIR OR A AH...AC PROBLEM...EVEN THE TORQUES ARE GOING CRAZY ON IT

1844:12 MIP-ARE YOU HAND FLYING

1844:13 MP- YEAH

1844:14 MIP- ARE YOU FEELING THAT KIND OF YAW YOU'RE SEEING THERE

1844:16 MP- LOOK IT'S ALREADY GONE TO ZERO

1844:18 MIP- THERE GOES NUMBER FOUR

1844:19 MP- THEY'RE ALL GOING

1844:22 MP- YEAH, I'M FEELING IT

1844:23 MF- YEAH

1844:28 MF- LET'S GO TO MECHANICAL ON NUMBER ONE

1844:31 MP- LET'S GO ON ALL FOUR

1844:31 MIP- NUMBER ONE'S MECHANICAL

1844:33 MIP-YEAH, YOU'RE LOSING RPM

1844:34 MF- YOU'RE LOSING RPM ON NUMBER ONE

1844-38 MP- YEAH, LET'S GET CONDITION LEVER FEATHER

1844:39 MIP- YOU READY

1844:40 MP- YEAH, ONE

1844:41 (?)- SHUTTING DOWN

1844:42 MP- FIRE HANDLE NUMBER ONE...PULLED

1844:44 MIP- NUMBER ONE

1844:48 MLl- IT'S STANDING TALL

1844:49 MP- OK

1844:51 MP- OK, LET'S GO THROUGH THE SHUTDOWN CHECKLIST

1844:53 MIP- THE CONDITION LEVER WAS FEATHERED...FIRE HANDLE WAS PULLED

1844:53 (?)- AH, WHAT...

1844:54 MF- NUMBER TWO' S GOING

1844:58 MP- THIS ISN'T RIGHT

1845:00 MIP- WHAT THE FUCK'S GOING ON HERE?

1845:02 MF- WE'VE LOST FUEL FLOW ON AH NUMBER TWO

1845:05 MP- IT'S STILL GOING THOUGH, ISN'T IT

1845:07 MIP- HEY, LET'S START HEADING BACK TOWARDS THE COAST HERE

1845:08 MF- YEAH

1845:11 MIP- SEATTLE CE, OAKLAND CENTER, KING 56

1845:18 OAK- KING 56, GO AHEAD

1845:22 MIP- KING 56 (MP- DESCEND A LITTLE BIT) WOULD LIKE TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY AT THIS TIME. IMMEDIATELY REVERSE COURSE BACK TOWARDS COAST. WE'VE SHUT DOWN NUMBER ONE ENGINE AND LOOKS LIKE WE MAY BE LOSING NUMBER TWO.

1845:30 MIP- ELEVEN SOULS ON BOARD

1845:31 MF- YEAH

1845:32 MP- OK, LET'S GET READY TO SHUT DOWN NUMBER TWO

1845:32 OAK- KING 56...AH... WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO

1845:39 MIP- YEAH, WE'D LIKE TO AH...

1845:40 MP- NEAREST BASE

1845:41 MF- ANYWHERE

1845:43 MIP- ISN'T THAT KINGSLEY PROBABLY THE NEAREST

1845:43 MP- YEAH

1845:44 MN- KINGSLEY, YES, KINGSLEY

1845:45 MIP- YEAH, HOW ABOUT KINGSLEY FIELD FOR RIGHT NOW FOR KING 56

1845:48 OAK- KING, KING 56 CLEARED TO KINGSLEY FIELD VIA DIRECT AND AH WHEN YOU GET A MINUTE PLEASE GIVE ME THE LAT LONGS FOR THAT

1845:58 MIP- WHAT, WHATS THE IDENTIFIER FOR THAT

1845:59 (?)- FOR KINGSLEY

1846:00 MP- FOR AH

1846:01 MF- KLMT

1846:03 MIP- AND THE IDENTIFIER FOR THAT IS KILO LIMA MIKE TANGO FOR AH KING 56

1846:10 OAK- KING 56 ROGER SAY YOUR REQUESTED ALTITUDE

1846:14 MIP- AH WE'LL HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT AH WE MAY HAVE TO DRIFT DOWN HERE

1846: 17 OAK- ROGER

1846:18 MP- OK, I THINK WE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM GUYS

1846:21 MF- RIGHT RIGHT WE'RE LOSING...LOSING POWER ON NUMBER AH THREE TOO

1846:23 MP- NO

1846:24 MF- ER AH NUMBER FOUR

1846:25 MIP- OK REAL QUICK ON THE NUMBER ONE CHECKLIST HERE AH AGENT WAS NOT REQUIRED THE FLAPS ARE UP THE GEARS UP AND WE'RE STANDING BY ON THE CLEANUP...6 SECONDS TO SIDE TONE

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